This is an analysis of the poem To Leave That Way...And Be Left that begins with:

Moving forward.
To move backwards produces a useless effect....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abXXbXb acXccbaXX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 7,9,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1010 011001001001 1100101010011 0011101011111 110101100001 010 00101001101001 11001 1010110001 1101100010 110101011 000100110101 011101010100 010100101 0111 1101010010
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 296
  • Average number of words per stanza: 51
  • Amount of lines: 16
  • Average number of symbols per line: 36 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; to, and are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word and is repeated.

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